Parallel car importer salesman charged with criminal breach of trust of $415,000

Several police reports were lodged against car dealership company Royal Automotive for failing to deliver automobiles to their customers.
Several police reports were lodged against car dealership company Royal Automotive for failing to deliver automobiles to their customers. PHOTO: ROYAL AUTOMOTIVE PTE LTD/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A sales representative of a parallel car importer was charged on Tuesday (Nov 15) with misappropriating $414,564.

Chua Peng Jun, 23, a Malaysian, allegedly committed criminal breach of trust of the amount belonging to Royal Automotive between May 17 and Nov 9.

According to a police statement on Monday night (Nov 14), police received several reports against a local car dealership company for failing to deliver automobiles to their customers after receiving sales deposits.

After extensive follow-up investigations, Ang Mo Kio police arrested the suspect on Sunday (Nov 13).

The suspect is believed to have collected sales deposits amounting to $414,564 and issued fake invoices to the customers.

Chua was remanded for a week for investigation, and will appear in court on Nov 22.

If convicted, he could be jailed for up to 15 years and fined for criminal breach of trust as a servant.